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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -
Honey Boo Boo's latest business venture was cut short after Girl Scouts of America stepped in on Thursday.
Reality TV star Alana Thompson, 7, was helping a friend sell Girl Scout Cookies this February.
Alana isn't a Girl Scout herself, yet. She just wanted to help out a friend named Destiny sell cookies.
Alana is not a Girl Scout, so she is personally ineligible to sell Girl Scout Cookies, according to Debbie Caballero, marketing and communications officer for Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.
The Thompson family was advertising the cookie sales on their Facebook fan page.
Mother June Shannon posted: "All cookies that have been paid for have been shipped! Thanks everyone for supporting Girl Scouts."
The cookies were sold for $3.50 plus shipping and all boxes were autographed by the family. They also included an autographed family photo.
On Tuesday, Shannon said she received over 100 emails about cookie sales within two hours.
One Facebook user posted: "So how are you all able to do this? Its breaking terms and conditions."
Many parents used Facebook to sell the cookies and reach out to the community, according to another Honey Boo Boo fan.
Shannon said, the only issue the Girl Scout Program had was with a photo posted on the Honey Boo Boo Facebook page.
A fan made a picture of Alana and used a Girl Scout logo. To show support, Shannon posted the photo on the fan page.
Shannon said the Girl Scout Program in Historic Georgia asked them to remove the photo.
According to Shannon, they are not taking any more cookie orders due to the demands they already have.
"Because we want our Girl Scouts to follow through on their promises, we are allowing the girls to fulfill orders of autographed cookies that were sold prior to the request that the post be taken down," said Caballero.
This practice is not endorsed by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., but is being allowed to ensure that customers receive the cookies and collectible autographs that they were promised at the time they ordered, according to Caballero.
CBS Atlanta News reached out to the Girl Scout Cookie Program in Historic Georgia for a comment.
"Thank you for your comments and concern about the stewardship of the Girl Scout Cookie Program in Historic Georgia. Our common goal is to help ensure that every Girl Scout benefits from her participation in the program. After a conversation with the site administrator, the post on Alana Thompson's site was removed. While we encourage our Girl Scouts to use the most creative and resourceful ways possible to reach their Cookie Program goals, we are committed to applying our Girl Scout Cookie Program policies fairly across the board.
"Our council focuses closely on the five skills the Cookie Program teaches: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Girl Scout Cookie Professionals learn these skills through the actual experience of running a business. The council works alongside girls as they learn that a business plan must sometimes be revised."
"Sorry to hear about the Girls Scouts shutting down the cookie sales. They should be happy to get the attention and the money you have generated to their organization unselfishly," wrote Facebook user Crystal Sargent.
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